Client Testimonials

I would highly recommend Jim Hyatt and his team. I feel fortunate to have had them oversee my estate planning throughout the past 20+ years. Jim routinely reviews my documents to see if any changes may be advantageous due to new tax laws or changes in my life. I have found these reviews invaluable. Jim’s knowledge, professionalism and patience are allowing me to relax in my retirement years. I thank you, and my children thank you, for all of your help over the years.

Clyde E. SiskGoogle Review

My wife and I have worked with Mr. Hyatt and his staff over the past ten years. We initially established end-of-life directives, a will and trust documents. As laws have changed over the past decade, we’ve updated these documents a few times (note: estate planning is not a one time thing — laws change and thus you should re-evaluate every few years).

Bottom line: Mr. Hyatt and his staff are experts in estate planning. His depth of knowledge is very impressive. I appreciate that he and his staff take the time to explain why documents are structured the way they are. My wife and I have many questions each time we meet — he and his staff take the time to understand our concerns and desires and then patiently outline possible options.

In the end, I feel we always end up with plans that reflect our desires, are legally sound and well thought out. I highly recommend this firm for your estate planning needs.

Scott CasavantGoogle Review

Mr. Hyatt and his staff were consummate professionals throughout this often complex process. His legal assistant, Ms. Toole, reached out to us immediately upon receiving our request for a complimentary consultation, and she was extremely responsive in scheduling appointments and responding to our emails. After our initial meeting with Mr. Hyatt and Ms. Hanington, we left fully prepared to have meaningful conversations that would lead to the best estate plan for our family. Establishing a will and trust is one of the most important things we have ever done for our family, so we were intentional about investing the time required to evaluate the myriad of decision before us. We are grateful that Mr. Hyatt and his team gave us the space we needed to proceed at a pace comfortable for us and for his constant patience over the weeks leading up to the review of our documents. Our experience could not have been any better. I highly recommend The Law Office of James A. for all of your estate planning needs. He truly cares.

Teresa WatkinsGoogle Review

My husband and I felt very comfortable with Jim handling our will and end of life directives and documents. He was warm and welcoming and listened as we made a plan to make our intentions clear for our family. He answered questions for us and reviewed what we wanted to be sure we were on the same page. Amy, his assistant, was great at communicating our meetings and relaying documents. I would highly recommend his office for their professionalism, knowledge and efficiency.

Sharon BlackGoogle Review

Jim Hyatt has provided us with excellent service for our estate planning. Jim is very professional and knowledgeable of all aspects of estate planning, living wills and power of attorney documents. It has been a pleasure working with Jim and his assistant Amy.

Great assistance in setting up our Will and Trusts. Very professional and we highly recommend their services to anyone.

Arvel McCullochGoogle Review

James Hyatt explained thoroughly how to set up a trust. He was extremely patient in answering all our questions (and we had a lot of questions!!). Also the fixed fee for setting up our trust was reasonable. He and his assistant Ms. Toole were very thorough in all the paperwork and communications so we were not left wondering how proceed. We will be happy to continue to work with him in the future.

James A. Hyatt and his assistant Amy Toole helped prepare my Last Will and other important Estate planning documents. Both were very professional, efficient and Jim offered sound legal advice. In particular, Jim suggested a change in my beneficiary priority list and helped minimize the tax impact to my estate. I am very satisfied with Jim’s services and it was a pleasure working with him and Amy.

Robert SmithGoogle Review

I needed help in administering an estate under very difficult circumstances. James A. Hyatt and his associates provided the very best advice and service in a way that was sensitive and professional. They are easy to communicate with and are prompt and thorough. I am very glad that I was referred to them by my accountant and I recommend them to anyone who needs help with estates or estate planning.

Michael SmithGoogle Review

Jim Hyatt is an excellent estate attorney and keeps up to date with the new laws and regulations.. He is easy to talk to and suggests options depending on your situation. I strongly recommend him and have done so to my friends.

Julie MetcalfGoogle Review

Jim has worked with our family for close to ten years now with estate planning and setting up both living trusts and irrevocable trusts. He and his assistant are the ultimate professionals: knowledgeable, trustworthy, and able to explain options and procedures and answer any questions along the way. One word to sum them up? Integrity.

Michelle MichaelisGoogle Review

Jim is knowledgeable and patient. He works to ensure that you understand all options available so you can choose what is best for your circumstances. Turnaround is quick and it’s a pleasure to work with Ms. Toole. My mother, my sister, my in-laws, my husband and I have all used his services. We highly recommend the firm!

Sharon CoxGoogle Review

Jim Hyatt has handled a variety of estate planning issues for my wife and I, my mom, and my aunt. His work has been consistently timely, competent, and cost efficient — he quoted me reasonable prices and stood by those prices; there was no price “creep” with minor issue clarifications and refinements. Most particularly, I have always appreciated his patient way of explaining legal matters not readily clear to me. I recommend him without qualification.

Philip BlackmonGoogle Review

I recommend James Hyatt to anyone who needs help with their estate.

Emily BrittleGoogle Review

I highly recommend Mr. Hyatt. He is professional, and thorough. He explained our options and the benefits of each when we set up our estate. He was very helpful when we settled my father’s estate.

Lynn DeGroffGoogle Review

As part of our due diligence, we checked out several prospective law firms before settling on Jim Hyatt’s to handle our estate planning needs. Why? Well, unlike the large firms we met with, we felt Jim and his staff offered us a level of personalized service that would be hard to match. And since he’s a one-attorney firm, we knew that we wouldn’t be passed off to some fresh-out-of-school clerk for ‘processing’ once a senior partner had sealed the deal. We were also impressed by Jim’s estate planning knowledge and, just as importantly, his incredible patience in answering our many questions. We felt that Jim had the competency and experience to guide us in preparing an estate plan that met our specific requirements. In short, it was money well spent. We strongly recommend Jim Hyatt and his firm.

Robert WoodsGoogle Review

Our experience with James Hyatt was extremely positive. My husband and I needed an attorney to update our estate plan and Jim was very professional and efficient. We were impressed from the start when his assistant Amy asked for a copy of our current estate plan (a thick binder) for Jim to review prior to our first “no charge” consultation meeting. After reviewing our plan, he clearly outlined the “issues” with our current plan and revised it in several areas to make it more streamlined and appropriate for our goals. He was patient and receptive to our questions, and always responded quickly. Jim definitely knows his “business” and exudes a trustworthy demeanor. We wished we had found him earlier and saved ourselves from the more costly experience with our first estate attorney. We would certainly return to James Hyatt for future estate plan needs.

Lori BonnycastleGoogle Review

James was extremely knowledgeable and very helpful in guiding us through our estate planning.He provided us with a peace of mind knowing that activity was complete. We intend to see him annually to update the plan. Would highly recommend.

Bob WellsGoogle Review

He walks you through all the options and guides you to make the best choices for your family and estate. We worked with him in 2005 then revised our plan that focused on our special needs son. Jim is knowledgeable and completely trustworthy.

Susan FitzgeraldGoogle Review

We found Mr. Hyatt to be knowledgeable, organized, thoughtful and courteous. Putting together our plan with his guidance was a satisfying experience.

James TopperGoogle Review